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Ireland's Pearce Hanley during International Rules squad training

Ireland's Pearce Hanley during International Rules squad training

Ireland's Aidan O'Shea during International Rules training

Ireland's Aidan O'Shea during International Rules training

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Ireland's Pearce Hanley during International Rules squad training

Aidan O'Shea is spending much of this week badgering Pearce Hanley to abandon his AFL career and return home to Mayo.

And while it's most unlikely that Hanley will respond, O'Shea's comments reflect what all Mayo supporters are thinking.

Hanley would be a huge addition to the Mayo squad but is committed to a very successful AFL career with Brisbane Lions.

"I'll be on to him every day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'll sit beside him.

"I see that he was rated 25th in the top 50 in the 'Herald Sun'. That's how highly regarded he is over here so you can imagine what at an addition he would be to us at home. He would love to do it, I'm sure, but it's his life, his career and he's getting paid so it's very difficult to come home and leave that," said O'Shea.

Hanley (26) made his Mayo senior championship debut under John O'Mahony in 2007 but later moved to Brisbane, where he has built a very successful career and last season was his best to date.

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